Some people says that having a routine is the worst for the human mind but I think they’re wrong. Having a routine of good habits helps the body to be healthy and become strong as an act of self-love. I have experienced these changes in the last few years thanks to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga so, I will tell you my everyday morning routine.
Ayurveda is a universal knowledge that literally means “Science is Life” and it’s the ancient Medicinal System of India. This science provides a holistic and healing knowing on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual, and the healing is based on herbs, diet, colors, aromas, sounds & lifestyle recommendations.
The nature world is an excellent example of thinking about daily routines because it follows the natural rhythms of every season, the cycles of the sun and it easily adapts to changes to live. So I wonder why in this modern life we have forgotten the habits that are good for us?
1.- Get out of the bed early in the morning!
When you follow a bedtime as a sacred habit every day and sleep the proper amount of hours you need to rest is positive for your mind & body because you are giving a good break to yourself and setting up your internal clock. Also if you wake up early you will have extra time in the morning for making something you like, for example practicing yoga, meditation or go running.
2.- Clean/scrape your tongue when you wake up
In an Ayurvedic daily routine, the fact of getting rid of the toxins and bacteria is a must. This ancient medicine teaches us how our body creates a white secretion in our tongue while we sleep and it’s very important to clean in before we eat or drink anything in the morning.
3.- Brush your teeth before having breakfast
As the same with your tongue because is our entire mouth that should be clean before taking something inside of the body. It helps to stimulate and detoxify the digestive system and the vital organs because is considered as an important step in the oral hygiene.
4.- Drink hot water with lemon to clean your digestive system
This step is useful to awake our digestive track and hydrate the tissues of our body. The warm water and lemons make it possible to cleanse the liver, kidneys and stimulate the intestines. It also functions as a natural diuretic so it cleanses the blood, eliminates fluids and toxins. And if it were not enough, regulates our PH, increase our defenses and improves our skin! Wait at least 30 minutes and feed yourself with a nutritious and energizing breakfast.
5.- Eat fruits or take smoothies as breakfast
If you choose to eat fruits it’s better when you start from acid to sweet, for example, drink an orange juice or eat a kiwi 20 minutes before eating your muesli so you will alkalize your body. Otherwise, you can prepare some smoothies like the Green Juice, an Energizing Berries Smoothie or a Pineapple Juice.
The physiology of our bodies demands regularity so it’s good to start thinking about daily routines as a powerful medicine other than only boring habits. Give it a thought and then meditate about the stability of your mind, body & soul.
Begin your daily routine of rest, exercise & spiritual practice and you will see how your sense of wellness & nervous system will get better!